Bake Even Strip Issues

Decorating By smithsm Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 7:39pm by smithsm

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smithsm Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 6:46pm
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I baked 2 - 10 inch cakes and even though I used the bake even strips, the cakes are still domed and uneven. I followed the directions. I soaked the strips in water. I made sure the oven was at 350 degrees before I put the cakes in. ( I have an oven thermometer that hangs off of the rack)
The cake pans were on a cookie sheet so when I wrapped the pans with the cake strips, they seemed to be tight around the pans.

Any advice?? I am not sure what I did wrong..

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Barb1959 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 6:50pm
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Depending how much they domed, one technique I found on Youtube is to take a towel and when they come out of the oven pat down the cake while it is still hot. This works to make it not so domed.

Hope this helps.

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tiggy2 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:01pm
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I would try baking at 325 and put a flower nail upside down in the center of each pan (along with the bake even strips). I use flower nails on anything over 8" to help disburse the heat and it works great.

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TexasSugar Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm
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I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I always soak my strips in ice cold water. You also want to make sure you don't wring them out too much.

I do bake at 325 and use a flower nail for 3in tall pans or 10in and over pans. I'll still get a little bit of a dome sometimes but nothing I can't work with icon_smile.gif

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smithsm Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:39pm
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Great! Thanks for the advice.. I will definatley give the flower nail and lower oven temp a try.. and now that I think about it, soaking them in cold water probably does make a difference too... icon_biggrin.gif

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